Agent Name

Pitch, coal tar-petroleum

CAS Number

68187-57-5

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Aromatic pitch (coal-petroleum); [ChemIDplus] CARBON PITCH, TYPE B - LIQUID; Soderberg Pitch; Coal Tar-Petroleum Impregnation Pitch; [Koppers MSDS]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Black solid; [Koppers MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a binding agent; [Koppers MSDS]

Comments

"TSCA Definition 2008: The residue from the distillation of a mixture of coal tar and aromatic petroleum streams. A solid with a softening point from 40.degree.C to 180.degree.C (104.degree.F to 356.degree.F). Composed primarily of a complex combination of three or more membered condensed ring aromatic hydrocarbons." [ChemIDplus] An irritant; May cause lung, skin, bladder, and scrotal cancer; [Koppers MSDS] See "Coal tar."

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